Last week, initial Youth Ministry retreats were conducted for students at Lumen Christi, Pambula and Carroll College, Broulee.
The experience broke open the basic Gospel message that included sessions on God’s love, the Salvation message and forgiveness that included an invitation to step out in faith.
Nathan Galea, from Catholic Education, who helped coordinate the day said that “the retreat was a great example of the power of young people witnessing their faith to other young people – a witness to the joy they find in living a life with Jesus at the centre.”
Throughout the day, the students were open and willing to bring the message of the Gospel into their daily lives.
The next step for these young people will be entering into the Youth Ministry curriculum in their school, whilst engaging with their faith beyond the school context.
One such opportunity is at the St Patrick’s Parish, Bega that will form a Parish Youth Leadership Team with their first ministry initiative being a Connect Mass on the 28th October. The Connect Mass targets young people and their families and provides the opportunity for fellowship following the Mass.